General Terms of Use

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You are currently connected to a website named “Exploring (rare) cholestasis” dedicated to providing information about the possible causes of cholestasis and jaundice in newborns and children and about hereditary primary bile acid synthesis disorders. This website was developed and put online by Laboratoires CTRS.

This website is reserved for healthcare professionals and is intended to provide information about possible rare causes of cholestasis and jaundice in newborns and children and about hereditary primary bile acid synthesis disorders.


Please read these General Terms of Use carefully. They govern the terms of use of the website, which you accept solely by consulting our website.

This website is reserved exclusively for providing information to healthcare professionals.

If you do not agree to these General Terms of Use, please leave our website. Laboratoires CTRS reserves the right to modify or have modified the General Terms of Use, at any time and without notice, as well as the information presented on this website. We draw your attention to the fact that you need to consult these General Terms of Use regularly, taking into account the most recent update date indicated on the website, in order to stay informed of any changes that Laboratoires CTRS may make to them.


Laboratoires CTRS is a French simplified joint stock company (‘S.A.S.’) with a share capital of € 93,116. Its head office is located at 63, rue de l’Est, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt (France) and it is registered in the Nanterre Trade and Companies Register under number 816 420 301.

Publication Director: Antoine Ferry, Chairman/CEO of Laboratoires CTRS

Website Manager: EVAIN Laetitia, Project Manager for Laboratoires CTRS

Site hosting: OVH 2 Rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix, France


This website was created to supply healthcare professionals with general information about possible rare causes of cholestasis and jaundice in newborns and children and about hereditary primary bile acid synthesis disorders.

The information contained on this website, intended for healthcare professionals, is provided to you for information purposes only and is not intended in any way to:


The information and data contained in this website or any other website are provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind, express or implied. Users of the website acknowledge that they are solely responsible for any use they may make of the information provided on the website. Consequently, Laboratoires CTRS cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damages of any kind whatsoever resulting wholly or partly from the use of the information on the website.

If you access and use the contents of the website, you do so at your own risk.
Laboratoires CTRS makes every effort to keep the information on this website up to date. However, Laboratoires CTRS guarantees neither its completeness nor its accuracy, whatever the information provided.

You acknowledge that: (i) it is technically impossible to ensure that this website is free of errors and that Laboratoires CTRS does not warrant it; (ii) errors may make the website temporarily unavailable; and (iii) the operation of the website may be affected by events and/or circumstances beyond the control of Laboratoires CTRS such as, for example, a breakdown or failure of transmission and communication between you and Laboratoires CTRS, and between Laboratoires CTRS and other networks.

Laboratoires CTRS and/or its service-providers may at any time change or discontinue temporarily or permanently all or part of the website to perform maintenance operations and/or improve or change the website. Laboratoires CTRS is not responsible for any website changes, suspensions or interruptions.


Laboratoires CTRS cannot be held liable, in any way whatsoever:


The documents contained in and the elements created for the website are the exclusive property of Laboratoires CTRS, or of the third parties that have authorised Laboratoires CTRS to quote them.
In addition, all the images and texts appearing on this website are the exclusive property of Laboratoires CTRS and may only be used in accordance with the conditions set out below.

With effect from your acceptance of these General Terms of Use, you may download, display or print the information contained on this website for exclusively personal and private use, for non-commercial purposes and without changing or altering the legal information relating to copyright, trademarks, or other property rights and provided the following copywrite notice is reproduced on each full or partial copy of the content of the website: “Copyright © CTRS 2020 – all rights reserved”.

Any use other than that indicated above, without the prior written permission of Laboratoires CTRS, is strictly prohibited and constitutes a breach of copyright. Laboratoires CTRS does not grant you any other rights other than those described above, nor any other licence of intellectual or industrial property, or know-how which it owns or which it uses.
Laboratoires CTRS reserves the right to take legal action for any infringement of its intellectual property rights.


The website also contains, with the agreement of third parties, information originating from third parties, and links to other websites. Laboratoires CTRS tries to reference only sites that comply with applicable legislation.
This information and these links are provided to you purely for information purposes and for your convenience.
Since Laboratoires CTRS is not in a position to carry out any controls on the information supplied by third parties or published on third-party websites, Laboratoires CTRS is unable to endorse this information and cannot be held responsible for their content, which you access under your entire responsibility.

Laboratoires CTRS reserves the right to delete any content or link that it considers objectionable, or following the knowledge of a dispute relating to a given content or link.
The website may offer you opinions expressed by experts consulted in a particular field in relation to the content of the website or excerpts of press articles. Such information represents only the opinion of the consulted expert or of the journal, and not necessarily the opinion of Laboratoires CTRS; Laboratoires CTRS cannot be held responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the information and opinions contained in such material.

Laboratoires CTRS®, AMFE


Laboratoires CTRS’s website may contain hypertext links to third-party websites. The sole purpose of these links to other websites is to facilitate your visit to our website. In any event, and particularly because of the volatile nature of the information available on the internet, Laboratoires CTRS cannot control the nature or the content of the resources constituted by these external sources and, consequently, cannot be held responsible for the use or unavailability of the third-party websites, their content, the advertising and other elements available on these third-party websites which can be accessed via the Laboratoires CTRS website.

Laboratoires CTRS has no means of controlling the content of these third-party websites, which remain completely independent of Laboratoires CTRS. Furthermore, the existence of a link between the Laboratoires CTRS website and a third-party website does not mean that Laboratoires CTRS approves in any way whatsoever the content of the website and the use that could be made of it.

In addition, it is your responsibility to take the necessary precautions to avoid any contamination of the website, particularly by one or more viruses and/or other parasites.
External websites may contain hypertext links to the Laboratoires CTRS website. Such a link does not mean that there is any connection between Laboratoires CTRS and the third-party website. In any event, Laboratoires CTRS cannot be held in any way responsible for the unavailability of such websites and Laboratoires CTRS does not review, check or approve and cannot be held responsible for the content, advertising, products or other items available on or via these websites.



No personal information regarding your identity is collected without your knowledge. However, during visits to the website, certain user data is collected automatically:

Consequently, Laboratoires CTRS collects anonymous user data (or anonymous information) from this website, such as the pages that you visit and the searches you undertake. These data are not nominative, because in no case do they allow personal identification of the website. We use this anonymous information to help us improve the content of our websites and obtain overall statistics on your visits. These statistics may be compiled by third parties; in such cases, they have an obligation of confidentiality.


This anonymous information is collected in particular by means of cookies. See section 11 below for more information.


This website does not gather any nominative or personal data.


To protect the personal information you provide, Laboratoires CTRS uses security technologies. However, the internet is an open network, so Laboratoires CTRS cannot guarantee that third parties will not intercept or reroute this personal information. Laboratoires CTRS will not be liable to you should this be the case.
Laboratoires CTRS offers no guarantee that the websites that are linked to it follow the same measures for the protection of personal data as those set out in these General Terms. You should therefore check their data protection measures yourself if you provide personal information on these websites.


The website and its content are governed by French law and any dispute relating thereto shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the French courts.


When you connect to this Website, a session ID cookie may be automatically installed and stored temporarily in the memory of your hard drive to facilitate your browsing. Once your session is closed, the cookie will normally be destroyed. A cookie is a small randomly-generated information file that a website can send to the hard drive of a personal computer to facilitate your browsing and to streamline your saving procedures. By definition, a cookie does not allow you to be identified.

You have the option, if you so wish, to oppose the saving of these session ID cookies by configuring your browser accordingly. By its nature, this operation may modify or hinder your browsing on the website.

We do not have any control over the processes used by the social networks to collect information about your browsing on our website.
The issuing and use of cookies by these third parties are subject to their own privacy policies. We invite you to read these policies to identify the end use, namely for advertising, and the browsing information which they can collect through application plug-ins, and thereby make your own decision. In particular, these privacy protection policies must allow you to exercise your choices with these social networks, particularly the setting up of your user accounts for each of these networks.

Otherwise, you may refuse the use of these cookies by following the procedure indicated on your browser (see the procedure to be followed below), according to the terms that suit you best.
You can change your mind at any time.
Furthermore, to analyse your preferences and subject to your consent, tracking pixels or web beacons may be placed by a third-party provider on some of our articles and messages to help us to identify the pages viewed, record display frequencies and the number of visitors, analyse traffic patterns and establish statistics for the most appreciated content.
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The procedure to refuse the insertion of these third-party cookies according to the terms that suit you the best is described below:

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If this is not the case, you can change your mind at any time.

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